The race on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is one of the few E-Prix that is held on a permanent race track. Mexico has been there since the season 2015 / 16 in the Formula E racing calendar and is therefore the fifth time this year that the electric racing series will take place.
This year the drivers step on around 25 percent respectively 513 meters longer course. The new route layout is 2, 606 km long, consists of eight hyperlinks and eight right-hand curves and offers a mixture of long straight lines and a narrow stadium section. The full throttle percentage is 55%.
In the course of the innovations, two baffles were removed and the route was extended by one section. Mexico is at an altitude of more than 2. 00 0 meters above sea level, the highest location of the entire season.
Voices before the race in Mexico
Ian James, Team Principal: “We are looking forward to united states of america all for the race weekend in Mexico City. The passion and enthusiasm of the followers there is fantastic and promises a phenomenal experience for everyone involved. The new course is a new challenge for all groups. We expect a very fast and tight race. As always, the right strategy for energy administration will play a crucial role. In order to finish in the points again with both cars, we have to adapt united states of americaso to the route as quickly as possible. As usual, we have to check everything that is turned into is within our sphere of influence. ”
Stoffel Vandoorne: “Mexico is one of the most beautiful venues in the racing calendar. Therefore I am very happy to travel there again, especially with the championship lead behind me. The followers are incredibly passionate and come to the race in droves every year. Driving through the stadium and feeling the atmosphere is always something special. This season united states of america expects a changed route compared to the previous year with more overtaking opportunities. I think it will make the race even more interesting, especially in terms of energy management. Hopefully we can do good work again and score as many points as possible. ”
Nyck de Vries: “A few weeks have passed since Santiago and I'm excited to get back into the car in Mexico. Our debut season has been positive so far, but united states of america is clear that this championship is extremely competitive and everyone is very close. This is especially true in qualifying, where we have to compete again in the most difficult groups. At the same time, I am still a rookie and am learning step by step. It is therefore important not to be distracted by this and to approach the race weekend in exactly the same way as the first two since the start of the season. ”